Yamaha Launches Pocketrak 2G Pocket Recorder

Yamaha Pocketrak 2GWinter NAMM Show: Yamaha intro’d the Pocketrak 2G, a compact pocket recorder featuring 2GB of built-in memory, long battery life,  USB file transfer, and Steinberg Cubase AI DAW software.

The Pocketrak 2G features 2 tracks of CD quality recording in PCM, MP3 and Windows Media (WMA) formats. It’s designed for podcasting, field and location recording, audio for video and more.

The Pocketrak 2G includes a rechargeable AAA nickel-hydrogen battery capable of providing 19 hours of MP3 recording to its 2GB of internal memory. Plugging its sliding USB connector into a powered USB bus simultaneously recharges the battery and transfers files to a PC or Mac.

The Pocketrak 2G houses an on-board speaker in addition to a headphone jack, making it a handy portable music player that supports MP3 and WMA files with DRM10 support.

Included in the box is the Pocketrak 2G, a USB extension cable, stereo earphones, a leather carrying case and stand adapter, as well as Cubase AI, an “Advanced Integration” version of Steinberg’s digital audio workstation software.

The Pocketrak 2G will be available in April, 2008 and will retail for $449.

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